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Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by Blondsasquatch » Thu May 10, 2012 9:56 pm

Is the version of BzFlag on the ubuntu software center the newest version? If it is not how do i get the newest version?

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Re: Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by JeffM » Thu May 10, 2012 10:55 pm

Nope, You must build from source to use the current version.
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Re: Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by Blondsasquatch » Thu May 10, 2012 11:17 pm

How do i do that? I am really new to ubuntu.

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Post by blast » Thu May 10, 2012 11:27 pm

First, uninstall the 2.0 version of BZFlag you got from the software center.

After that, I'd recommend grabbing the source code from our SVN repository using this command:

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svn co https://bzflag.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/bzflag/trunk/bzflag/ bzflag-2.4
(Note that you'll probably have to install subversion first so you can run the 'svn' command)

After that, read the README.Linux file in there and install the necessary dependencies using apt-get (or your package manager) and then do:

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./autogen.sh
./configure
make
sudo make install
Note, however, that you won't have a nice menu entry for the game, but you can run 'bzflag' from the terminal.
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Re: Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by Blondsasquatch » Thu May 10, 2012 11:41 pm

How do I know which dependincies to install and how exactly do i go about installing them?

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Re: Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by JeffM » Thu May 10, 2012 11:45 pm

Get the source from SVN ( http://wiki.bzflag.org/BZFlag_Source#Re ... stribution )
There is a read me for Linux. Read it. It contains the dependency list.
All the info you need is documented there and on the wiki.
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Post by Blondsasquatch » Fri May 11, 2012 12:02 am

okay, I installed all the required dependincies. Now what do i do? I have almost no experience using code in the terminal.

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Post by blast » Fri May 11, 2012 12:08 am

You should do what I said.
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Re: Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by Blondsasquatch » Fri May 11, 2012 12:10 am

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./autogen.sh
./configure
make
sudo make install
How do I do this step?

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Post by blast » Fri May 11, 2012 12:11 am

From the terminal. You need to 'cd' (change directory) into the source directory and run those four commands.
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Re: Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by Blondsasquatch » Fri May 11, 2012 12:18 am

Thank you for all your help and patience. I finally got it.

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Re: Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by bulanule » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:05 pm

Sorry for the necrobump but I found this really quick and easy to install the latest 2.4 version on Ubuntu 12.04 and possibly other distros :

Install the repository GPG key:
# wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ precise-getdeb games
Update the package index:
# sudo apt-get update
Install bzflag-client deb package:
# sudo apt-get install bzflag-client

Works like a charm after you installed the graphics drivers too ! And make sure to leave vsync on in nividia settings control panel for opengl applications..

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Re: Ubuntu Update to new version

Post by joevano » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:17 pm

bulanule wrote:Sorry for the necrobump but I found this really quick and easy to install the latest 2.4 version on Ubuntu 12.04 and possibly other distros :

Install the repository GPG key:
# wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ precise-getdeb games
Update the package index:
# sudo apt-get update
Install bzflag-client deb package:
# sudo apt-get install bzflag-client

Works like a charm after you installed the graphics drivers too ! And make sure to leave vsync on in nividia settings control panel for opengl applications..
Install at your own risk... this is not an official build.
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